Taiwanese officials have confirmed that supplements making dental health claims will no longer need to undertake animal studies, and new changes have also been made to human clinical trial requirements.
Check out the new nutraceutical related regulations that will kick in this year in various parts of Asia-Pacific, from the use of aloe vera in Taiwan to Hong Kong’s Amendment Regulation regarding harmful substances in food, and Malaysia implementing Quantitative...
See new developments in APAC’s supplement regulatory landscape, including South Korea’s plans to support the customised nutrition sector, New Zealand’s regulatory revamp for its natural health products sector and more.
Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering the use of 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL) fermented from two new microbial strains in all infant and toddler food products, including Foods for Special Medical Purposes (FSMPs).
The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration is proposing warning statements to be printed on health foods containing fish oil and red yeast rice due to their potential interaction with certain medications.
This round-up will feature the latest regulatory developments in APAC, from New Zealand’s health benefit claims coverage to India’s new nutra policy that is said to be beneficial for new product development and imports.
This round-up will feature the booming probiotics sector in South Korea, krill oil’s common uses in Japan, the findings of a new human clinical trial involving nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN) and Taiwan’s efforts in banning unnecessary animal tests.
Taiwan is seeking to approve new regulations that will enforce tougher nutritional labelling regulations for all packaged foods in the country once implemented, in a bid to prevent ‘hidden’ or ‘implied’ messages from manufacturers regarding calorific...
The Taiwan Food and Drug Administration has proposed new changes to the “Regulations on Nutrition Claim for Pre-packaged Food Products”, including specifying the protein, B vitamins, folic acid, and biotin requirements for different groups of individuals....
A group of researchers from Taiwan has cautioned against the use of certain Chinese herbal medicines by athletes, stating that it could increase the production of red blood cells and potentially violate doping regulations.
Psychobiotics specialist Bened Biomedical will be expanding its business in the US and is also dipping into the pharmaceutical realm by exploring the live biotherapeutic product (LBP) space, the firm’s CEO said.
A multi-strain probiotic formula was shown to significantly reduce symptoms of vagina candidiasis – including vagina discharge and irritation – in pregnant women, according to an eight-week RCT conducted in Malaysia.
Taiwan-based Bioflag Biotech’s proprietary probiotic strain Lactobacillus rhamnosus MP108 was launched in an infant product in China last month, after the strain was previously approved for use in infant or children’s foods in April.
Taiwan has become the latest APAC region to approve the use of 2’-fucosyllactose (2’-FL) – a human milk oligosaccharide (HMO) – in nutrition products for infant and young children, with firms hopeful of further sector growth as more authorities permit...
Taiwan-based company Bioflag Biotech has developed a range of probiotic lozenges, gummies, and candies with strains that reduce oral pathogens, while promoting good bacteria growth and increasing the salivary production of the IgA antibody.
Pre-packaged foods for infants, toddlers, and special medical purposes will now need to follow nutrition labelling standards applicable for all pre-packaged foods in Taiwan, the country’s regulator has ruled.
Probiotic lozenges could be used as a functional food for promoting oral health, with a recent four-week human clinical study showing how daily intake of could reduce pathogens, promote good bacteria growth and increase the production of antibodies.
Health foods manufacturers wanting to make anti-fatigue claims in Taiwan can expect to spend a higher cost and a longer period of time registering products, after the local authorities banned animal testing on such items and insisted on human trials.
The supplementation of psychobiotic Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 could provide stress, insomnia and gastrointestinal relief among high-stressed workers, in this case IT professionals, according to the findings of an eight-week pilot study.
Bened Biomedical is making inroads into the study of psychobiotics as it embarks on a human clinical trial that looks at its flagship strain Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 on Tourette syndrome and Rett syndrome.
The gut-brain axis is a hot topic amongst scientists, doctors, and dietary supplement businesses today, but this was not the case just five years ago, where the idea of using probiotics to address mental and cognitive health issues was met with much scepticism.
Taiwanese health supplement firm Grape King Bio (GKB) is exploring different channels for selling of its branded health foods in China, with its best-selling mushroom supplements recently being promoted via TV shopping.
The consumption of the proprietary probiotic strain Lactobacillus plantarum PS128 has shown to increase exercise endurance in triathletes by improving gastrointestinal health (GI), according to a four-week RCT.
Regional collaboration to collect ‘big data’ spanning diets, epigenetics, health backgrounds, and the microbiome will be essential to drive personal and precision nutrition in East Asia, according to industry heavyweight Dr Wang Chin-Kun, who is the subject...
In this round-up, we shine the spotlight on Singapore's clampdown on products that claim to have COVID-19 health claims, South Korea's new rules for functional ingredients use, and how the Indian state of Odisha is the first to exercise nutrition...
In this round up, we look at some of the new developments that took place in APAC’s health and nutrition regulatory space, including the South Korean authorities’ clampdown on influencers ads that made false health claims.
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